Friday, April 1st 2011

The best day of the year to work for a news organization
posted @ 12:22 pm in [ ]

OK, I find working for Oakland Local delightful pretty much all the time. People who haven’t worked for news organizations, though, may not know what a bunch of pranksters journalists are. This is the one day of the year where they don’t have to worry quite so much about being serious, and balanced, and paying attention to AP style, and structure. Today is that one special day of the year when journalistic integrity is suspended and journalists get to have some very silly fun. Today’s stories and daily image are just hysterical.

If you’re reading this on April 1, just check out the front page.

Otherwise, here are the stories. They are not to be missed, regardless of when you get around to reading this. You don’t have to live in Oakland to find them hilarious.

New interim city administrator offers free hugs for a week

Beloved club promoter says she’s ‘cured’ of homosexuality (Queer Oakland)

2012 BART budget: New service, reduced fees, more technology

Oakland to start ticketing, booting bikes

Words of Wisdom (Daily Image)